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THE SMOKY HILL AND REPUBLICAN UNION.
""WE JOIN OURSELVES TO NO PARTY THAT DOES NOT CARRY THE FLAG, AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OF THE UNION. Volume II. JUNCTION CITY, KAJSTSA.S, SATUEDAY, JAJSTUJEIY lO, 1863. Number 11. PUBLISHED EVEBY 6ATCEUAT MOE-NINO BY WM.S.BLAKELY, - - - GEO. W. MARTIN, -A.t T -unction City, Kansas. OFFICE IX BRICK BUILDING, CORNER OF SEVENTH fc WASHINGTON St's. TERMS OF SUBSCttlPTIOX '. lOne copy, one jear, Ten copies, one year, $2.00 - 15.00 lament required in all cases in advance. All papers discontinued at the expiration of the time for which payment iB received. TERMS OK ADVERTISING: 'One square, first insertion, - - $1.00 Each subsequent insertion, 50 Ten lines or less being a square. Yearly advertisements inserted on liberal terms. JCXB WORK done vith dispatch, and in the latest style of the art. J ACT Payment delivery. required for all Job Work on THE RESERVED FORCES OF THE CONSTITU TION. In the great trial through which our unique frame of government is now passing we are bringing out for the first time many ;f the lescrved forces of the Constitution, i'n times of peace wo have been developing the powers and limitations by which the rights of the citizens are protected, and the Government is held back from encroach ments against either the States or individ uals ; go that the public mind has been chiefly fixed upon these developments. Indeed, the preparatory measures of the great conspiracy naturally included the most subtle and persistent efforts to cripple the Government and to fill the public mind with the notion that all patriotism consisted in contending against the assumptions of the Government, in order that, when their schemes sliould ripen info disunion, the country might find itself a powerless victim, incapable of all rational efforts for its own protection. In this way, a groat number of disabling dogmas have become current among the people, which have realty no warrant in the Constitution. Some of these are misappli cations of English maxims, which are necessary safeguards of liberty against a hereditary government, but havo no perti nent application in the case of an elective government, emanating from the mass of the people, representing purely the ideas of the people, and holding power ouly for a short period. There canuot exist the ne cessary antagonism between the Govern ment and people, which constitutes the bids of political science in Europe. On the othes hand, our eighty years of peace havo yielded very few occasions for taking and disclosing the self-preserving capability of the Constitution in times of great and overwhelming difficulty. The Shays and Whiskey insurrections, the wars with France, England, and the Barbary States, Indian hostilities, the Nullification abortion none of them came so near strik ing nt the life of the Nation as to call into cxesciso any of the extreme prerogatives which every well-constituted Government must have in reserve, perhaps unthonght of by friends and enemies, to put forth when pushed to the extremity that threatens the very existence of the nation. The suspen sion of tho habeas corpus for a few days by General Jackson at Now Orleans, and his prompt imprisonment of the pragmatical judge who attempted to embarrass him at that perilous hour, wero indeed fully en dorsed by the nation as a highly commend able act. But yet, the lessons which it taught of tho power of the Government, and the true uso of the Constitution, wero generally lost sight of, because no great occasion for forty years called out any other application of the same principles. Hence we have come to this crisis with the self protecting powers and reserved forces of our peculiar form of government almost Untried and unthought of. Now we havo been compelled in limit and modify the claims and assumptions of state sovereignty by tho almost forgotten constitutional provision, that "This Con stitution, and the laws of the United States made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND; and the-judges in every State shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to tho contrary notwith standing." There is no possible right or power in any State to evade unreserved submission to " the supreme law of the land." The shallow pretension of doing by a convention of delegates in a State what it is precluded from doing under its " constitution and laws' is a naked inven tion of the South Carolina sophists. The " supreme law of the land" must be main tained, or we have no law, and shall ioon find ourselves plunged into anarchy. In like manner, we have learned from necessity the true interpretation of the pro visionHhat " The privilege of tho writ of habeas corpus shall not bo suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or inva sion tho public safety may require it," We now understand that the privilege of the wrv' of habeas corpus can never bo suspend ed by the President, or by Congress, or any other power, but that in cases of rebel lion or invasion it is self-suspended when ever, wherever, and to whatever extent " the puDlic Eatety may require it," No I court or judgo is allowed to peril the public safety by his unseasonable interference. There are many other reserved forces of the Constitution now disclosing themselves under the exigencies of the rebellion, which we do not intend to enumerate in this article. The power of Congress " To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the forgoing powers vested by this Constitution in the Govern ment of the United States, or in any de partment or officer thereof,1' is likely to have its comprehensiveness largely devel oped bctore this rebellion and its conse quences are ended. There is auothcr enabling clause in the Constitution which has hardly begun to be considered, but which may yet come in play to show us tho way out of one of the hitherto unsolved problems growing out of the rebellion. The people of the United States, with the President and Congress and the loyal army, have resolved that the rebellion shall be suppressed, and that the rebels shall be effectually subdued and brought into unreserved submission to tho "supreme law of theh-nl." But in the siow anu interrupted progress which we make, the quest iou has arisen, How arc we to deal with the populations of .the partially recovered States ? And, under the obsti nacy and perversity evinced by many of the rebels, it is asked, How are we to manage in the case of a State which may be thor oughly occupied by our forces, and not yet rendered loyally submissive to our laws ? Here is a case which may call for the ap plication of the first clause of Sec. 4 in the fourth article of the Constitution "The United Stales shall guarantee to evert Stale in this Union a republican form of Gov ernment." The force of this clause is ably discussed by John Hutchins, M. C, of Ohio, in n speech delivered in Congress on the 11th of December, Under this clause, Congress by its legislation, or the President by his administration, must have ample power to restore civil order in the rebel States, and to secure to the loyal citizens therein, be they few or many, their constitutional and inalienable right to the blessings of ' a republican frame of government." This clause secures the rights of loyal minorities in the several States against the insolence of unbridled majorities. Wc cannot now go into the full discussion, but only wish to call attention to the subject, as it has been presented by Mr. H. We copy a single paragraph on the forco of tho "guaranty": " I am not awaro that Congress has ever acted under the authority of this clause, for the reason that it has not been regarded necessary, the exigency foi its exercise, in the judgment of Congress not having oc curred. The language of this clause is clear and explicit. 'The United States shall guaranty to each State &c. The legal definition of guaranty, is an undertak ing or an agreement thatacother person shall perform what he has stipulated to perform. This clause contains, first, an implied stip ulation on the part of each State that it will sccuro to its citizens a " republican form of government'; and secondly, an express stipulation on the part of the United States that if any Stnte neglect or refuse to do this, that it shall be done by the authority of the General Government. The meaning of the clause, then, is that the citizens of each State shall be secured a republican form of government in the Union, and owing allegiance to the Constitution. No conspiracy, however formidable, under this clause, can lawfully deprive the people of a State of a republican form of government 'in this Union The words 'in this Union' have great significance. They imply that if any portion of the people of a State shall undertake to set up even a republican government out of ths Union, the United States will secure to the State, for the benefit of its people, and for the benefit of all the States, such government 1 in this Union,' thereby forbidding any State from being taken out of the Union even to establish the same government it may enjoy in the Union It is only necessary to add at this time a reference to the decisions of the Supreme Court of tho United States in the Prigg case, where it was determined that the pro vision in regard to fugitives from service, although containing no reference to Con gress, necessarily involves the right of CoBgress to legislate as far as is necessary for the carrying of tho clause into effect, of which necessity Congress is itself to judge. When the time comes to put this present clause into effect,-Congress will have no difficulty in adopting the necessary meas ures for restoring South Carolina and the other disorganized States, now under a despotism, to the enjoyment of a republican government "in the Union." The lnde- save tftf; country. What is a country ? Not the soil ; The ripening grain, the waving trees ; Not the flags of commerce on the seas ; Nor wealth, nor arts that time can spoil ; Its strength is not in things like these ; Nor laws, nor institutions : then, What makes a State, a. Country ? Men. And what makes men ? Not blood and bone, Fibre and sinew, with the gain Of reason, o'er a brute, in brain, Or what as love, joy, hope, are known ; A demon might to such attain ; But, beings whose true, Ood-like souls A pure high principle controls. What saves a country ? Not the pride Of gold, or science, mind or art ; Not statesman's wisdom, nor the part That fleets and armies act beside ; Nor laws from whence no virtue start. To raise the weak, maintain tha true, nuu every lorm oi wrong subdue. What saves a country ? How or where Lies the high power to raise a State That totters 'neath oppression's weight ? The help is men, the weapons prayer The sword of stronger strength than fate With lives that pray, "Thy Kingdom come!" And stand for this, or martyrdom. What is a country saved ? Whan men As brothers stand, as brothers fall ; When slave or master none may call ; When freemen and not tyrants reign, And God is throned above them all ; When men assert the right to be, The State is safe, the people free. PBAIEIES OF FOBE8T. The Speedr Growth and Utlliy of tho White Willow At the recent meeting of the Illinois State Horticultural Society, held at Bloom ington, many interesting facts were brought out relative to the White Willow. The pendent. 1ST A wretched editor, who has n't a wife to take care of him, went the other night to a ladies' fair. He says be saw there ' an article which he fain would call his own, but it was not for sale.' He de clares that since that night he has been rapturously wretched As the article Was bound in hoop, the supposition is that it was either a girl or a keg of whiskey. An iMPUTATioNAn officer of a Maine regiment observing a soldier industriously scratching himself said to him : " What's the matter, my man fleas?" "Fleas!" said he, in a tone of scorn, " do you think I am a dog ? no, sir, them is lice!'' discussion will be valuable to our farmers. and wegive the material portions of it from uiu -.uicago xriuune: Mr. Overman I am confident that this wuiuw ia 10 cuangc we leatures or our prairies, nt little cost, and in a short time. It is good for almost everything. It will make laths, hoop-poles, rails, shingles, &c. iNot many years, and every locality will have its mills sawing out tho logs. The bare prairies will become timber regions. You may say these are assertions. They are, however, the expression of my belief founded on these reasons. I believe it will be generally introduced because of its vital ity and certainty of growth, because of its rapidity of growth, because of its shape and habit, becauses it flourishes on dry or moist ground, and on moist it will convert the sloughs into a timber belt, planted on tho sides of the slough ; becanse the quali fy of the timber is sufficiently strong for which the hardest woods are not required. It is fine-grained, admits of a fine polish. Kitcheu ware, all wooden ware may be made from it. It is easy to split. You can split a log which will make one hun dred rails with an axe. It will make rails lasting twenty or thirty years, if kept off the ground, it gtows straight, and is more easily worked into shingles than the pine. The advantage soonest to be reaped will be in the way of fuel. Had I, five years ago, planted an acre with this, I should now be independent of other sources for fuel ; for in five years an acre of it will give more fuel than a family can possibly use. Dr. Morse How. many cuttings are need ed for an acre ? Mr. Overman At four feet apart, as I set them, it would take a fraction less than three thousand. The ground work of its availibility is, that all you have to do is to put a stick in the ground, and it will grow as readily as a tree with roots. As to the question of fuel, I asked a railroad engin eer of the relative value of different woods for fuel. He said that wood was valuable in proportion to its specific gravity ; that so many pounds of wood would raise the same amount of steam. Mr. M. L. Dunlap I cheerfully give my testimony in its favor. Meehan says it will grow sixty feet high in dry soil, and ninety feet high in wet soil. The labor of plant ing is nominal. It grows rapidly. Let man get 1000 cuttings this year, and next year he has 10,000; and the next year 100,000. An acre nine years old will give 160 cords of wood, equal to seventeen cords a year. My German gardener says he has long been familiar with it in Europe. He says it makes aboard nearly equal to pine, not warping; and just as good for all pur poses not requiring exposure to the weather. It will be so cheap in a short time as to be our best fuel. That man who is four or five miles from timber is blind to his own interest who does not plant one or two acres of this on his home farm for fuel. He is a practised spendthrift. In fifteen years we shall see it in the mills and being used largely for timber and domestic purposes. In ten years it makes a good dead fence. 1 have not regarded it as so valuable for posts. I do not regard it as valuable for so many purposes as the black walnut and other woods, in itself considered, but as superior to them when there is taken into account its availibility, cheapness, harliness and rapidi ity of growth. In three years it grows from sixteen to eighteen feet high, Taking these things into view, the white willow challenges every other tree. I believe it to be superior to the silver leaf maple. I have a plantation of that four year old, and in six or eight yearn-1 will hava more dol lars worth of wood if I take them ap and set out the willow slips next spring. It is a bounty to the prairies. THE THBONE OF SOLOMON. a The following account of a remarkable piece of mechanism is taken from a Persian manuscript called " The History of Jerusa lem." It purports to be a description of the throne of King Solomon, and if the details are correctly given, it undoubtedly surpassed any specimen of mechanism pro duced in modern times, notwithstanding the wonderful inventions and improvements which have lately taken place in every branch of science: "The sides of it were of pure gold, the feet of emerald and rubies, intermixed with pearls, each of which was as big as an ostrich's egg. The throne had seyen steps: on each side were delineated orchards full of trees, the branches of which were com posed of precious stones, representing fruit. ripe and unripe ; on the tops or the trees were to be seen figures of beautiful plum aged birds, particularly the peacock, etuab, and the kurgee, All these birds were hol lowed within artifically, so as to occasionally utter a thousand melodious notes, such as the ear of mottal has never heard. On the first step were delineated vine branches having bunches of grapes, composed of various sort of precious stones, fashioned in such a manner as to represent the differ ent colors of purple, violet, green, and red, to render the appearance of real fruit. On the second step, each side of the throne, were two lions, of terrible aspect, as large as life, and formed of cast gold. The nature of this remarkable throne was such. that when the prophet Solomon placed his root on the hrst step the birds sprang forth their wings nnd made a fluttering noise in the air. On his touching the second step, the two lions expanded their claws. On his reaching the third step, the whole as sembly of demons and fairies repeated the paaises of the Deity. When he arrived at the fourth step, voices were heard address ing him in the following manner : ' Son of David, be thankful for the blessings the Almighty has bestowed upon you.' The same was repeated on his reaching the fifth step. On his reaching tho sixth, all the children of Israel joined them; on his arrival at the seventh, all the throne, birds and animals, became in motion, and did not cease until he placed himself in the royal seat, when the birds, lions and other ani mals, by secret springs, discharged a shower of most precious perfumes on the prophet, after which two of the kurgesses descended and placed a golden crown upon his head. tfetore the throne was a column of bur nished gold, on the top of which was a golden dove, which held in its beak a vol ume bound in silver. In this book were bound the Psalms of David, and the dove having presented the book to the king, he read aloud a portion of it to the children of Israel. It is further stated that on the approach of wicked persons te the throne the lions were wont to set up a terrible roaring, and lash theii tails with violence ; the birds also began to bristle up their feathers, and the assembly also of demons and genii to utter horrible cries, so that for fear of them no person dared be guilty of falsehood, but confessed their crime. Such was the throne of bolomon, the son of David." A TEMPEKANCE LECTURE. " He that hath eyes to read, let him read ; he that hath ears to hear, let him hear." Intemperance cuts down youth in its vigor, manhood in its strength, and age in weakness. It breaks the father's heart, be reaves the doting mother, extinguishes nat ural affection, eraces conjugal love, blots out filial attachments, blights parental hope, and brings down mourning age in sorrow to the grave. It produces weakness not strength, sickness not health, death not life. It makes wives widows, children orphans. fathers fiends, and all of them paupers and beggars. It feeds rheumatism, nures gout, welcomes epidemics, invites cholera, im ports pestilence, nnd embraces consumption. It covers the land with idleness, poverty, disease and crime. It fills your jails, sup plies your almshouses, and demands your asylums. It engenders controversies, fos ters quarrels, and cherishes riots. It crowds your penitentiaries, and furnishes the victims for your scaffolds. It is the life-blood of the gambler, the ailment of the oounterfeiter, the prop of the highwayman, and the support of the midnight incendiary. It countenances the liar, respects the thief, and esteems the blasphemer. It violates obligation, reverences fraud, and honors infamy. It defames benevolence, hates love, scorns virtue, slanders innocence. It incites the father to butcher his helpless offspring, helps the husband to massacre his wife, and aids the child to grind the parri cidal axe. It burns up man and consumes woman, detests life, curses God, and despis es heaven. It suborns witness, nurses perjury, defiles the jury-box, and stains the judicial ermine. It bribes votes, disquali fies voters, corrupts elections, pollutes our institutions, and endangers our Government. It degrades the citizen, debases the legisla ture, hishonors the statesman, disarms the patriot. It bring shame not honor, terror not safety, despair not hope, misery, not happiness. And with tho malevolence of a fiend, it calmly surveys its frightful desolations, and, insatiatcd with havoc, it poisons felicity, kills peace, ruins morals, blights confidence, slays reputation, and wipes out national honor, then curses the world and laughs at its ruin. There, it docs all that and more. It murders the soul. It is the sum of all vil lanics ; the curse of curses ; the devil's best friend. T Why is a kiss like a sermon ? requires two heads and an application. It A BEAUTIFUL THOUGHT. George D. Prentice, many years ago, in the tale of the " Broken Heart," used this beautiful language on the immortality of man : " It cannot be that earth is man's only abiding place. It cannot be that our life is a bubble cast up by the ocean of eter nity, to float a moment upon its surface, and then 6ink into nothingness and darkness forever. Else why is it that the high aspi rations which leap like angels from the temple of our hearts are forever wandering abroad unsatisfied? Why is it that the rainDow ana tne cioua come over us with a beauty that is not of earth, and then pass off and leave us to muse on their faded loveliness ? Why is it that the stars hold ing their festival around the midnight throne are'set above the grasp of our limit ed faculties, and forever mocking us with their unapproachable glory ? And, finally, why is it that the bright forms of human beauty are presented to the view and then taken from us, leaving the thousand streams of affection to flow back in an Alpine tor rent upon upon our hearts ? We are bora for a higher destiny than that of earth. There is a realm where the rainbow never fades, where the stars will be spread out before us like islands that slumber, and rwhere the beautiful beings that here pass before us like visions will stay in our presence forever !'' IA-Perhaps the most distinguished for eigner jn our service is Baron Steinwehr, a brigadier general in Sigel's corps. The Great Frederick, of Prussia stood godfather to his father, and the latter was commander in-chief of the Prussian Army, as was also his grandfather. He, with all bis uncles and brothers, was trained to the military profession, and is otherwise educated ac ooupHshed to a degree unusual in this country. He is besides an earnest Christian and a Protestant, and perfectly modest and unassuming. A finished scholar, soldier and gentleman, and a Christian. We know that his management of his brigade has been fie. And his whole heart is in the work. ET Promissory notes Tuning the fid dle before the performance begins. From Kentucky. Cairo, Dec 22. The rebels have steadily advanced up the Ohio and Mobile road to within seven miles of Columbus. Part of our forces at Col umbus had gone out to meet them, and firing was hea.d at Columbus this evening. Rebels number about 7000. It is believed that the force at Columbus is sufficient for the emergency. The rebels are destroying the railroad as they advance. They have six or eight pieces of artillery. Hickman is not in tho hands of the rebels as has been reported. A Louisville dispatch of Dec. 26th says: Morgan's command, about 3000 cavalry, entered Glasgow Wednesday morning. Three companies of the Second Michigan cavalry opposed their entrance, but fell back on Mumfordsville, having lost one captain and two private. The rebels lost two cap tains, five privates and seven prisoners. The rebels were then reinforced and re mained in possession of Glasgow. On Thursday Cols. Gray and Shanks attacked the rebels at Bear Wallow, the robels hav ing previously damaged the railroad near Glasgow Junction. At last accounts the Federals drove off the rebels, killing one and taking sixteen prisoners, but sustaining no loss. The train of ammunition cars which left here this morning was fired into at Nolcn and returned. No Nashville pas sengers. A train left there this morning. Telegraphic communication between hero and Nashville was interrupted this morning. QUEEB ESTIMATE. " How much did it weigh ?" "Is it possible?" " I never ! You don't say ?" Thousands of times has the question been asked, and thousands of times has it been wondered at and " nevered." And what commodity is that is great at ten pounds and a marvel at thirteen ? Don't look at the price current for it isn't there. It was something bundled up in a flannel blanket the blanket securely pin ned and notted at the corners the some thing in a state of unrest. The steel-yards bad been called into requisition, and its bended iron was indeed u hooks to hang a hope on." The bundle was swung up ; the weight clicked along the bar. " That's the notch. Eight and a half!" Eight and a half of what ? Why, of humanity. By the memory of Malthus there's a baby in the blanket ! So there is a little voter, or as Shakspeare says, a " child." Something that may cut a figure in tho woild and break heads or hearts have a great name and bo a man or a woman. Eight pounds and a half of a hero or heroine a monster, or miuistcr. Piety and patriotism by tho pound. Beauty and baseness by the blank etful. Queer measurement isn't it ? But there are queerer still. Time wears on apace with us all, and tho something in the blanket too. He is a boy of five, ne stands erect, as God mado him, " that he may look," as a writer finely says, "upon the stars. But they are talking again, but the steel-yards hang un disturbed no use for thorn. " Tali of his age, isn't he 7 He looks over the table like a man ; the ' high chaii ' has been put away months ago." Tall is he ! Three feet and an inch high, and this is the altitude of humanity. No more use for weights ; estimates now all turn to height. Ambition is but another name for altitude, and success a synonym for getting higher. The boy is a man ; the man climbs a rostrum to get higher. Mon uments go up ; shouts go up ; favorites go up at court ; conquerors go up to glory. Hight, hight, everywhere bight. Six feet of glory, six feet two of honor and dignity. By and by, melancholy trio, tho form is bent a little, and there goes an inch or two from the stature. He or she is looking at something in the dust. What can it be? Surely it is not a grave they look at. Eyes?,, grow dim and they bend lower to sec. To v see? What can there be to be seen, we wonder ? JBy and by they grow weary and throw themselves along the bosom of tho dusky mother of us all. They sleep sleep, but do they dream ? Where are your altitude now your mountains, monuments aid thrones ? Men take up the sleeper careful ly, slowly, as if it were a treasure anl so it is a trcasuro of dust. The old estimate again lis 16 A subscriber in Minnesota sends us tho following : A Methodist minister was tramping through the settlements, doing good where he might. He tarried for the night at one of the "pioneer's" cabins. The old 'oman, while preparing supper, entered into conversation with her visitor, and the following colloquy took place: " Stranger, where might you be from ?" "Madam, I reside in Shelby county, Kentucky." " Wall, stranger, hope no offence, but what mought you be doin' way up here." " Madam, I am searching for the lost sheep of the house ot Israel. " John, John I" shouted the old lady, " come right ber this minit ; here's a stran ger all the way from Shelby county, Ky., a huntin' stock, and TU jest bet my head that that tough haired old ram that's been in onr lot for the last week, is one of his'n." is resumed, weight has come dead weight nothing more. And this would be queer too, if only it were not sad. But they arc talking again. " She had three names, hadn't she ? " Indeed, but I can remember only two." Remember but two, can they. Names of what ? Why, all that weight and hight of fame and love, and hope and fear, and thought and passion. And two words, two breaths of air, two murmurs are all that is left of what was onec a man, a woman.- Years elapse, and age is talking : "there was was I can't remember the name now well, well, it's what we are all coming too," and the old man sighs sadly. The last syllabic of all his died on the lip, is eraso from memory, ripples not on the still and listening air is lost ; not a murmur lingers in the " tearful hollow " of a human ear ! " Pah I how the dust flies !" Dust, did you say? Listen, and we'll whisper just a word ; that dust was warm once, loved once, was beautiful once. Morgan the Guerilla. A witty damsel of Danville, Kentucky, Miss Sue R , said a neat thing about him the other day. One of his gang, a youthful Kentucky hotspur, made a morning call upon ber. Allusion was mado to Morgan's gang, and the rebel, evidently very proud of his associations, asked: "Were you afraid of us, Miss Sue ?" " Afraid of you ? No. I ain't a horse." A vulgar word from a woman's mouth is like a bullet from a rose. GREED OF GOLD. When Napoleon, about 1811, desired to build a palace for the King of Rome, near the Barrier de Passy, the shop of a poor cobbler, named Simon, stood in the way. Simon having learned what was going on demanded twenty thousand francs for his tenement. The administrator hesitated a few days, and then decided to give it ; but Simon, goaded by the greed of gain, now asked for forty thousand francs. The sum was more than two hundred times its value, and the demand was scouted. An attempt was made to change the frontage, but being found impossible, they went again to the cobbler, who had raised his price to sixty thousand francs. Ho was offered fifty thousand, but refused. The Emperor would not give a cent more, and preferred to change his plans. The speculating son of St. Crispin then saw bis mistake, and offered his property for fifty thousand francs, for forty thousand, thirty thousand, coming down at last to ten thousand. The disasters of 1814 happened, and all thoughts of a palace for the King of Rome were aband oned. Some months after Simon sold bis shop for one hundred and fifty francs, and in a few days after the sale was removed to an insane asylum : disappointed avarice had driven him crazy. 3T What a good lesson the old matron taucht to children when she said : Children, you may have anything you want, but you musn't want an v thing vou can't have." in"n ii'ifr1